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Dec 8, 2012 9:00am PST
nelson man dela is in the hospital. a government statement said he was admitted in pretoria today to undergo test. they say he's doing well and the tests are routine for someone his age. he's 94 years old. we'll have a live report on his condition coming up in 20 minutes. >>> u.s. authorities are investigating whether a man detained in egypt played a role in the attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. egyptian authorities have detained mohamed jamal abu ak med. he was removed from prison after the downfall of mubarak's regime. susan, what do we now know about the arrest of the alleged terror suspect? >> hi, joe. u.s. authorities are looking at whether this man involved in an egypt-based terror network is responsible for that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11 according to a u.s. official with direct knowledge of the investigation. mohamed achmed was detained by egyptian authorities. the fbi which is conducting the investigation has not had access to him yet. following the attack he popped up on their radar. the official wouldn't comment on what led them to
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Dec 11, 2012 8:00am PST
. for every one dollar that the government collects, it spends 71 cents of it on the big four. the big four are medicare, medicaid, social security, and interest. just interest on the nation's dea debt. so that ain't pretty and i'm sorry to say it's not getting any prettier. in the next four years, those costs will eat up 100% of every dollar that the government collects. these are sad statistics from the government accountability office. no money for defense, nothing for education, food, safety, veterans, the whole shebang. it's basically in your own personal economy like spending every cent you earn on your mortgage and nothing else. no food,clothes, no car, you get the picture, right. the 20-year prediction is even more mind blowing. the big four is set to consume $1.21 for every $1 that you pay in in taxes, which brings us back to the cliff, the fiscal cliff, and how lawmakers can fix this very expensive problem. terry savage is the nationally syndicated financial columnist for the "chicago sun-times." terry, it's good of you to join us today. i think my first question is, with most hou
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Dec 7, 2012 8:00am PST
to get your kid in college, government pointed out computer systems analysts and related fields very strong demand. that fits in that professional business services. good pay in that field. let's talk about the breakdown of race. african-american unemployment went down a little bit. 13.2%. >> still way too high. >> notice the disparities between the worker groups are still a problem. structural problems there. but the african-american unemployment rate went down and that's the trend. we have two years and change now of -- month after month of solid jobs creation. >> march of 2010. >> that was -- march of 2010, that was -- census hiring. and stimulus. >> quick question. this is a bit of a -- i read this report this morning that there were 600,000 jobs that could not be filled -- more than half a million jobs that couldn't be filled across this country last year, i believe, because we just didn't have skilled enough workers. and the first thing i thought was because we are not teaching them sciences or computer or technology. much of it had to do with up can't even answer a phone. you
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Dec 7, 2012 9:00am PST
. >> blankets hang across one alleyway to block government snipers' line of sight. the shooting is coming from there, the sniper, one of the fighters points out. they take us further forward. crawling through holes punched between buildings. they're just telling us that it's because of the snipers that they have to move through the various buildings like this. it's an urban version of first world war trenches. they etched forward by just one block. going any further is back breaking work. a rebel dashes down the street carrying a makeshift rocket launcher. it's a plastic tube. he later displays the rocket. this is a homemade rocket that was manufactured by the fighters themselves in this very battlefield. but they can't find the sand bags to stabilize the launcher. the weapons the fighters carry are spoils of war, captured from government forces, but they also make a promise. there is a message we have, one of the older fighters vows. when this is over, the guns will be handed over. i am just fighting to see my house down the road, he says. it's hard to fully absorb the scale of the devastatio
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Dec 11, 2012 9:00am PST
atlanta. hala, first of all, you've got the syrian rebels, they're there fighting al assad's government. now the u.s. government, state department, steps in and says, a small faction of this group is considered a terrorist organization. what does that mean on the ground in syria for the rebel forces? >> well, it's hard to tell if it's going to mean anything, really. because what we're hearing now, uniformly from rebel groups on the ground after the designation by the united states of the nusra front as a foreign terrorist organization, look you can't not arm us, not finance us, and at the same time tell us not to rely on the best sort of armed and financed subgroup in the anti-assad fight. so rebel groups are saying you're putting us in a difficult position. they're having in some cases to rely on the jihadist group and its tactics reminiscent of what happened in iraq, suzanne, as you know with the car bombings and suicide bombings, in order to make battlefield gains. you saw nick paton walsh's pieces as well one of the most significant battleground advances, the reported occupation, i
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Dec 6, 2012 9:00am PST
, and has been cause for concern before. not only because the government there might use it, but also because many of these weapons could fall into the hands of terrorists. precisely what are we talking about? first of all, mustard gas. this is an old chemical weapon. it was used in world war i. it doesn't act very quickly, but it's extremely painful. it burns the skin. it can burn the eyes, and when inhaled, it burns the lungs. it can be fatal, but more often is t simply renders an opponent unable to fight anymore, and it can create chronic health problems, like respiratory illness and blindness for the remainder of life for some of the people who are exposed to it. beyond that, let's look at some of the other ideas here. sarin gas is one of the concerns out there. sarin gas attacks the nervous system, and in even small amounts it can cause uncontrolled trembling, then convulsions, then unconsciousness and death. beyond that, there's even concern that they might have vx gas. some scientists consider this one of the most dangerous chemicals on the planet. it was originally developed a
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Dec 10, 2012 8:00am PST
that the government would consider releasing his name, but not his connection perhaps to anything that might have had to do with osama bin laden's assassination, right? >> correct. we know from a u.s. official, it was told to us that he was a member of the naval special war fair development group. s.e.a.l. team six. a very elite unit, but we are not being told whether he was actually part of that smaller team that actually went into the bin laden compound and took out osama bin laden. we do expect that the navy will release the name of this fallen hero sometime later today. they probably will not name his exact unit. >> all right. thanks. chris lawrence live for us at the pent dpon this morning. thank you. >> yeah. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! it's lots of things. all waking up. ♪ becoming part of the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ trees will talk to networks will talk to scientists about climate change. cars
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Dec 6, 2012 8:00am PST
: the big question still what will the federal government do. pot still illegal federally burning here and soon in colorado. >> so miguel, you just mentioned that there could be this boom in tax revenue if they tax it at 25%. i don't understand how that will work because today you can't buy it, you can't sell it and you can't grow it legally. how can you tax it? >> reporter: that's the huge piece that needs to be worked out by the washington state bureau of liquor that's going to run all of this just like they regulate liquor sales, they're going to regulate marijuana sales. they're going to license and tax the growing, the processing and retail sales for all marijuana all at 25% plus fees for every individual that goes into those various businesses. they project that in the first five years nearly $2 billion from this program alone. >> and then this is not the only state because during this federal election there were two states that ended up on positive end of legalizing recreational marijuana. the other one being colorado. why do we not see a party there today? >> reporter: because
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Dec 12, 2012 9:00am PST
to act as a bonafide government. several recognize the opposition fighters as the people's true representatives. >> the syrian opposition coalition is inclusive enough and representative enough of the syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in opposition to the assad regime. >> we want to bring in holly from cnn international. what does that mean exactly when he's recognizing now the opposition as the true, legitimate representatives of the people who are there? >> essentially, it's what he said. al assad is not the representative of the syrian people. the u.s. and other than western countries have called on bashar al assad to step down. concretely it is a diplomatic move. it was expected. what it doesn't change and this is what the rebels and the opposition want is whether or not they get more money and more arms. they're saying in their meeting with the friends of morocco group, friends of syria group in morocco right now. they say recognition is fine, but we want weapons and more money. right now they're not getting it from t
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Dec 10, 2012 11:00am PST
organization. u.s. government documents indicate the radical group, known as the al nursa front has ties to al qaeda. they'll be labeled as terrorists tomorrow. the same rebel fighters are believed to be playing a part in the iraqi insurgency. these documents show that secretary of state hillary clinton signed these papers making the declaration official, back on the 20th of last month. much more on this story out of syria next hour. >>> an american doctor kidnapped in afghanistan and what happens next involves around the clock negotiations and a dramatic act of courage by s.e.a.l. team six. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. the death of a pop star. ♪ a picture shows what happened moments before jenni rivera's plane crashed. plus, boys disappear from a reform school and are never heard from again. >> these are children who came here and died for one reason or another and quite literally have been lost in the woods. >> the answers may lie in this cemetery. and one governor floating the idea of setting tuition rates based upon your major. this may change college forever. americans believe t
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Dec 5, 2012 9:00am PST
government could use this constitution and deny them their rights. the president says the constitution is out there for everyone to see. if you don't like it, go vote no. >> that's what they all say. we all know how that's going to be. >> he is going to leave wresh is not our president anymore. >> if he continues like this, we are going to wait in the streets until he go out. >> reporter: opposition factions sounding as defiant as ever, rejecting the president's position who has tried to calm them down by trying to assure them that there is no plot by the muslim brotherhood to monopolize power and according to the president, the best way to solve this is for egyptians to go out on december 15th and vote. obviously, many of these opposition factions don't trust them. around 10:00 p.m. everyone started to go home, and now the question, will they be back tomorrow and the next day, and what options do they have beyond protesting? >> we've got reza on the phone in cairo. first of all, what are you seeing now? what is taking place? the sun is down, and obviously, people are taking to the streets ag
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Dec 8, 2012 11:00am PST
going on right now? >> the local government right now is on its search and retrieval operation. however, there are just some areas which are very difficult to reach because at this time, the roads are destroyed. however, the local government is speeding up their search and rescue and retrieval operations in this area, and also, one mission with the local government and other partners with the area can provide for the survivors. >> you are part of a response team. and we know that in crises like this, it's the responders who have personal challenges of their own. how are the responders reacting to this and coping with it all? >> yeah, actually, working in the humanitarian aid or working emergency response is really a tough job. it's really difficult to see the people's faces where they are very emotion al. there were those who were crying. you know, what makes me feel right now is to do whatever i can do, do the best i can do in order to serve the people, to be able to help with the people who are in need. that's the best thing that you can see them somehow, when world vision came into t
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Dec 6, 2012 11:00am PST
millions and his work. marco rubio, pat toomey. very conservative, anti-tax, anti-government purists in the mold of jim demint. however, he also backed in republican primaries a number of republican candidates who simply were not electable according to the republican establishment and the establishment was right. for example, remember christine o'donnell, i'm not a witch, from delaware. ken buck of colorado. and others. so those are some of the reasons why he definitely has ruffled many a-feather with the party leaders and i have to tell you first thing i saw when the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell released a statement today was making the point that demint had, quote, uncompromising service. didn't have to read between the lines too much to see there's a backhanded compliment. >> dana, what about bigger picture here and talking about the republican party aenl just talking about folks like ryan and rubio, let's say, part of maybe the next generation republicans. do you think that demint's brand of republicanism is falling out of favor with sort of the newer version of what
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Dec 12, 2012 11:00am PST
. the launch is raising worldwide concerns about the reclusive government's plans for its nuclear arsenal. the rocket was not carrying a warhead, north korea claims it launched a science satellite. the defense secretary leon panetta talked to erin burnett and said the u.s. is evaluating whether the rocket launch was a success. he said this, quote, we have no idea. we're still assessing exactly what happened to determine whether or not it really was a success. eight months ago, north korea totally flubbed a launch attempt, rocket broke apart after 90 seconds and fizzled into the ocean. jim clancy, cnn international here. talk to me, i guess, first, the fact that this was a surprise. how did north korea get this past the u.s.? >> well, it didn't really get past the u.s. it said it had a few problems, was going to delay the launch and then suddenly on calendar, e for many, and kim jong-il got very lucky. the three latest attempts had all failed. and this one appears, appears to be a success. something is in orbit. >> we know the rocket range is something like 5,000, 6,000 kilometers. what do
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Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
schudemaker. >>> in egypt a new eruption of violence, gunmen opened fire on anti-government protesters, camped out in tahrir square. also amassing supporters of president mohamed morsi and a controversial vote this weekend on a new constitution. today as you might imagine, tensions are very high as the political crisis threatens to ignite new conflicts. reza, what is happening now? >> reporter: ted, i don't think too many people want a repeat performance what have we saw last week, at the presidential palace where the two sides of the conflict met here and came to blows, nearly 700 people injured in clashes, several people killed. today the stage is set for another potentially violent and explosive day, because both these sides again have called for mass demonstrations within the next hour, opposition factions, critics of the president, have set out on marches that are going to culminate here at the presidential palace. in about 15, 20 minutes away from this location, that's where the muslim brotherhood, the supporters of the president, have called for their own demonstrations. i think a lot o
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
revenue. >> reporter: the big question still, what will the federal government do? pot is still illegal federally. tod today, a legal toke of revolution burning here and soon colorado. now the only thing the feds are saying is that they are reviewing the laws both here and in colorado. when this is done in the next year or so, it will look -- the pot landscape here in washington will look very different. the growers, the processors and the stores. there will be pot stores in washington state. that will be different. the one thing you won't be able to do, you won't be able to consume the pot in the stores themselves. you'll have to take it home and do it there. >> something else you won't be able to do. under washington's law, i can't grow pot in my own home, right? i can't sell it either. right? >> reporter: correct. that's the difference between the colorado and the washington law. you will no longer be able to home grow your own here, which is why a lot of the libertarian types, the long-time pot smokers here, they don't like this law. they feel it goes too far and criminalizes mariju
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Dec 5, 2012 8:00am PST
. every man, woman, and child owing the government over $50,000 and that number is increasing every single year. and i think as a result our members understand that we've got to solve the problem and we will. >> so the bottom line is it really seems obvious, especially after talking to members coming out of that meeting, that they have been able to at least so far turn the rank-and-file and obtained them and said to the conference, the american people re-elected, meaning the president, and re-elected us. that's not a mandate to raise taxes. it's a mandate to work together. >> mandate to work together which means they may not go on their break which is expected. i heard the speaker tell you that he's going to tell you as well. quickly, dana, he's going to stay regardless of whether they go on break, right? >> reporter: right. and the question was the house of representatives is going to finish their work this week in about 45 minutes and it's only wednesday. >> right. >> reporter: they are going to go home. they are not going to be in session on thursday or friday. i asked the speaker wheth
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Dec 8, 2012 2:00pm PST
is at the helm of the government for egypt will do a lot in shaping vision for egypt. both sides want to be at that helm, and that is why this fight is continuing. >> on to other news now, here in the united states it is hard to find signs of progress in washington as president obama and john boehner want to find agreement on the fiscal cliff. what is not being said is also important. what is not being said is also important. here is dana bash, senior correspondent. >> reporter: the house speaker ended the week with a progress report, none. >> when it comes to the fiscal cliff that is threatening our economy and threatening jobs, the white house has wasted another week. >> reporter: he and the president spoke by phone, only once all week, and it didn't produce much. >> just more of the same, it is time for the president to be serious, to come back to us with a counter offer. >> reporter: but what may have been most notable what was john boehner did not say. he did not repeat his demand to keep taxes cuts for the wealthy in place, the biggest issue that divides them, instead he said th
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Dec 10, 2012 9:00am EST
to the government. >>> more than 100 same-sex couples have officially married in washington state. marriage licenses became available on thursday, but because of a three-day waiting period, the first weddings didn't take place until sunday. the couples are hoping that the supreme court will issue favorable rulings on same-sex marriages when it hears arguments on the matter next year. >>> and nfl team grieves on the field as the dallas cowboys play a day after learning a teammate died in a car crash. and another teammate is facing charges. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. alrightcharlie! photo. stop punching
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Dec 7, 2012 11:00am PST
against syria are changing. senior pentagon officials tell cnn the syrian government could be escalating the civil war. there are new concerns the assad regime is preparing to use chemical weapons. let's get to our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. barbara, how does this change the u.s. military's syria plan? are we talking u.s. troops, boots on the ground? >> well, not at this point, clearly, deb. but what we do know is that u.s. officials tell us that they are updating some of the military options for action against syria's chemical weapons capability, why are they doing this? of course, we chatted about this in the last several days. officials say they do have the intelligence now that syria has filled aerial bombs with deadly sarin gas. haven't moved it to airplanes yet, but this is very concerning because that, of course, would be the next step. so once you have the deadly bombs, the u.s. has to look at what the options could be, what they might want to target to essentially take out that kind of capabilities. so that's the options that are now being worked on. deb? >> i mean, t
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Dec 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
even more desperate. the pentagon believes government troops have loaded bombs with sarin gas in what may be the last-ditch attempt for president assad to hold onto power. but as barbara starr reports now, a u.s. military strike on syria is not without risk. >> reporter: with the u.s. now believing the syrian government has chemical-filled bombs, cnn has learned the pentagon is secretly updating military strike options for president obama in the event he orders action. a senior u.s. official tells cnn a strike could be carried out with the ships and aircraft already stationed in the region. the planning is being driven by the latest intelligence which u.s. officials say shows sarin gas has been loaded into aerial bombs in at least two locations near airfields. syria seems to have crossed the line drawn by the president last august. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. >> reporter: this week that line seems to have shifted with warnings from the president, secretary of defense panetta, and others focusing on what hap
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Dec 10, 2012 9:00am PST
people and protect government buildings as the nation is preparing to vote in weekend on a controversial draft constitution. what is happening in cairo? protestors and supporters of the president have been camped out around the palace for days. opposition groups are calling for nationwide protest this is week leading up to saturday's vote. president morsi's chief of staff blames the uprising on a small but powerful group of business and media elites. he tells cnn that the vote the on the country's constitution will not be held up. >> the question of delays the vote for the constitution is it not possible. if the people in the streets believe they command the majority, why don't they go and say no? >> they don't necessarily believe they command the majority. they don't like the process by which this constitution was drafted. >> in any democracy there is a rule, the rule of majority. >> opponents say that the proposed constitution was just slapped together in one day, and over the weekend morsi did strike down part of this decree that gave him basically unchecked powers. >>> a navy s.e.a.l
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Dec 5, 2012 11:00am PST
clashes in cairo. thousands of supporters are pushing these anti-government protesters from the palace grounds and the president's opponents are pushing back. you have two sides, they have been throwing rocks, fireworks, molotov cocktails here and this whole melee against one another. the opposition, you know, firing back as well, trying to gain ground. egypt's health ministry says two protesters have been killed. cnn's reza sayah is live for us in cairo. but i want to begin here with the reports of these masked men setting fire to the muslim brotherhood offices in eastern egypt. what do you know about that? >> well, we just got that word in a few minutes ago as well. this is an office of the muslim brotherhood, their political wing, the freedom and justice party attacked by masked men who apparently torched the place. this is another sign that this conflict is escalating, and more tense scenes tonight outside the presidential palace. we have seen a lot of tense nights over the past week and a half, but without question this was the ugliest night. this was the first night where we saw
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Dec 11, 2012 11:00am PST
aid, very, very important. with me this hour, lynette cox. >> how do you get a government loan to go back to school? >> this is a big question because through the government it is going to be more affordable than private student loans but a lot of people are worried about accessing that money. >> right. this is actually a good time to start thinking about it. january 1st kicks off fast this season. and that stands for the free application for federal student aid. if you want a loan or grant or scholarship of any kind for college, you must fill out the f fafsa. you can estimate your income figures, do it immediately. there are loans out there. there is the federal stafford loan, one of the most commonly granted loans for people who want to go back to college. depending on income, she might qualify for free money, like the pell grant. >> the money into pell grant is increased under the obama administration. >> that could change, but it is important you do this as early as possible there m. there may be programs through the school, and they're on a first come first served basis. so the
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Dec 8, 2012 7:00pm PST
they want ga marriage. but the federal government didn't discriminate in giving out benefits. >> if you do get married, will you have to have the same tax breaks and benefits -- >> exactly. tax benefits, family medical leave act if you work for the federal government -- all of those same benefits. >> it's interesting that the obama administration is not defending the law with the justice department. is that significant? >> it's very significant. it's pretty unusual. it happens once in a while. obama's come out and said, we've looked at this. it's a legal issue that we've looked at and it is an unconstitutional statute so we're not going to defend it. could be a political thing, too. >> what does that mean for gay people if the defense of marriage act is struck down in this country? >> it just means that we're going to have availability of benefits on the federal level. we have them on the state level for those states that have same-sex marriage. but it's not going to make it illegal not to have same-sex marriage. it will be a start in the right direction for full rights for gay people. >>
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Dec 12, 2012 8:00am PST
on their position of cutting more spending from the government. >> if speaker boehner is talking about making permanent those tax cuts for the wealthiest 2%, how does that wear with the tax reform down the road? >> reporter: that really is the crux of these conversations' been having with the sources today. what the democratic source said is the reason why the white house has their back up is because any tax reform would not include any tax rate that's higher than current law, which is a non-starter for the democrats, but they said they wanted to raise taxes on the wealthiest 2%, tax rates on the wealthiest 2%. again, i will tell you that republicans i'm talking to says, well, that may not be the case, that we will change the tax code when it comes to tax reform. so what exactly happened between the two, they're secretive, as you say, we don't know exactly what was on the paper except for the fact this is an indication of how these two sides really seem to be talking past each other, even when it comes to the president and the speaker. >> all right, dana bash, thank you. it feels like we're b
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
this financial crisis. they took one of the biggest government bailouts at the time. this is really part of the process of getting citigroup back on its feet. citigroup shares are back up before the open. a lot of financial companies start looking at their book this is time of year. it's not surprising to see some layoffs. but big news here on citigroup. >> maribel abel reporting live from the new york stock exchange. >>> president hillary clinton? i say that because the majority of new yorkers want to hear that in four years. three-quarters of those asked have a favorable view of the secretary of state, who was once a senator from new york. former first lady said that running for political office is not in her future. >>> a big win for netflix. internet movie provider inks a deal to become the exclusive television provider for disney's new releases, including titles from studios like pixar and marvel. the deal could cost netflix $300 million a year. the deal won't send films your way until 2016. >>> and days of rain across the west coast are taking a toll in western washington state. th
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Dec 9, 2012 1:00pm PST
and drink, but there's something else cooking up. co-owner jonathan williams worrying about the government's fiscal cliff. >> there's a real correlation, people have jobs they spend money, if people are worried about losing their jobs, or don't have a job, they're not going to go out that much, they're going to cook at home or stay home. >> reporter: just a couple miles in the pentagon, many of the people here work directly for the defense department and it's contractors. the defense industry is facing $125 billion of direct -- in addition several key tax ben fis are scheduled to expire at the end of the year that will have a direct impact on the pocket books of many americans. take a couple with one child in new york earning $100,000. their tax rate jumps from 25% to 28%. they could be hit by the alternative minimum tax. the child tax credit drops from $1,000 to $500 and payroll taxes could be $2,000 more next year. for a single 25-year-old in michigan who works full-time earning $30,000 a year going to school part-time, his tax rate would stay the same at 15%. but he would lose the ameri
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Dec 9, 2012 2:00pm PST
know, that definitely has an impact on these smaller towns. any time the federal government cuts, the states cut too. and the majority of our incomes do come from the state, we don't rely on a lot of federal funds, but as far as our drinking water is concerned, we are definitely working for federal funds to fix the problem. >> i want to ask the question of the mayor and for valerie, how much do you think that a tax increase really winds up penalizing you for being successful in business. you have to shell out all this money, you take the hit. >> we do take the hit because in our case, my husband and i own a company and it's an s-corp. so that revenue flows into our personal income and we will take a hit and we are just middle income citizens. so in fact it will affect us greatly. >> todd, you wanted to say something, i mean how much is it that, hey, i'm successful, i'm making a lot of money, and look at this, all of the money's going to go away, it's like i'm being penalized here. >> because the tax increase actually goes to the small business owner, because most small business o
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
. computer systems analysts, when you dig into this number, the government saying that's a very good part of the job market and adding health care jobs overall. we've been adding health care jobs for something like three years now. if we can, i want to break down the different sectors here. we lost some jobs in construction, though. professional business services, that's where that computer systems, evening engineering an are. african-american unemployment on the right, is down a little bit. white unemployment, 6.8%, hispanic 10%, and african-american 13.2%. that's a little bit of an improvement for african-americans. >> wow, everything but the kitchen sink. >> i don't have the report on the kitchen sink, but you can come back to me on that. >> we will be back, i promise. >>> wall street will get its first chance to react to the jobs report. alison kosik joins us from the new york stock exchange. good morning, alison. >> good morning, don. the bell rings in about 25 minutes or so. despite the upside surprise with this report, though, there are mixed feelings on really how important this n
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Dec 9, 2012 3:00pm PST
's word islamist groups plan to stage a rival demonstration the same day. anti-government protesters are furious morsi don't delay the constitutional referendum scheduled for saturday. critics say it was drafted by an islamist-dominated assembly that squeezed out liberal and moderate voices. >>> pressure cranked up on bashar al assad. secretary of state hillary clinton will attend a meeting where most attending countries already see the rebels in syria as a legitimate representative of the people. shelling and street fighting killed more than 130 people on one day alone this weekend. syrian rebel fighters now have control of the country's biggest city, aleppo. the people there have something new to fear now, something as frightening as civil war. cnn's arwa damon is there. >> reporter: crammed inside a tiny two-room home, the adults say they can handle the hunger. it's the children they worry about. there are 13 of them. as relatives moved in together after one family's home was destroyed. when we asked the kids what they ate today, the response is, nothing. mohammad, father before h
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Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
. >>> meanwhile the u.s. deals another blow to the crumbling regime in syria. days after warning of the government's use of chemical weapons on its own people president obama formally recognized the rebel group as a legitimate representative of searia, the move further bolsters the u.s. support for a new government. >> we've made a decision that the syrian opposition coalition is now inclusive enough is reflective and representative enough of the syrian population that we consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in opposition to the assad regime, and so we will provide them recognition and obviously with that recognition comes responsibilities on the part of that coalition. >> the white house says the show of support for the coalition falls short of what many rebels want. spokesman jay carney says the u.s. will not provide weapons for the fighters. >>> very busy night for the president. he also spent time on the phone talking with house speaker john boehner trying to negotiate a deal to keep the u.s. from going over the so-called fiscal cliff. house republicans meeting righ
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